Flowered Crown Preemie Hat pattern

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Beyond BOBBOL 2015 Charity Knitting: Flowered Crown Preemie Hat

The next up learn-and-knit-along will be our annual focus for charity knitting. For this KAL only, everyone will be able to get the project pattern for free! Come join us to knit Flowered Crown Preemie Hat.

This pretty baby hat is knit in the round for the most part in a simple 1,1 ribbing. Its plainness is topped off with a “flower” design incorporated in the decreases for the crown shaping. I hope you will enjoy knitting this project for your favorite baby charities and baby-gifting occasions.

Flowered Crown Baby Hat

Flowered Crown Baby Hat

Note: Flowered Crown Preemie Hat is sized for premature babies, but you can easily upsize it for newborns (or larger) by adding pattern repeats or making with thicker yarn on larger size needles.

Pattern Stitch Instructions: Written

Construction: Knit in one piece in-the-round beginning at the bottom of the hat. No seams to sew.

Skills needed: casting on, knitting circularly, knit, purl, ssk, k2tog

Learn-Then-Do featured techniques: Twist 2 right; Twist 2 left. There are 1-over-1 cables made without using a cable needle. Instructions will be included in the pattern. Of course, you can substitute using a cable needle if you prefer.

Pattern Availability

The Flowered Crown Preemie Hat pattern will be available to all registered, active KnitHeartStrings starting this weekend around April 25, 2015. Meantime, get ready to knit by gathering the  supplies you’ll need. See the Shopping List below.

Shopping List

While you are waiting for the pattern to the posted, you can stash dive or check out your favorite yarn stores now and be ready to start knitting. Here is what you will need —

  • 6o yards fingering weight acrylic baby yarn or cotton blend that is machine washable AND dry-able
  • Size 3 US (3.25 mm) needles suggested; your choice of double-point or circular needles for knitting in-the-round

An Invitation to Join Us for KnitHeartStrings KAL’s

I hope you will join us to knit and learn along for Flowered Crown Preemie Hat. If you are not yet a member of KnitHeartStrings, you can Join Here for our monthly knit-a-longs. 

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April 2015 Giveaway – Win complete kit to make Tea-time Serviette AND gold “Tea for Tea” earrings

I think you are going to LOVE the KnitHeartStrings KAL prize in April! The goodies include both a complete kit to make a Tea-Time lace napkin and a set of earrings with tea pot and tea cup designs.

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The April prize drawing has a total value over $36. Here is what is included –

  • Tea-Time Serviette Pattern (here is a link to the e-pattern normally sold on this site, but for your prize if you prefer you will receive a printed, autographed version)
  • Tea-Time Serviette Supplies Pak to make one Tea-time Serviette: 5/2 Tencel thread; white pearl ceylon beads, floss threader to string beads and a tea bag for natural dyeing
  • Tea for Two teapot and teacup earrings by Susan Pine of Goose Pond. These wonderfully detailed earrings are lightweight and comfortable to wear. The designs are etched in brass plated with 24K gold for a tarnish-free finish. The French ear wires are 14K gold filled. Aren’t they cute?!

Tea-time Serviette

To Participate in the Make a Fab Bead Egg Giveaway

To enter the giveaway and earn extra entries in 4 different ways, see the Prize Giveaways page.

A random drawing will be made of all entries from Apr 1 – 30, 2015. I’ll announce the winner as soon as possible after that. I hope the winner will be YOU! Good luck.

Congratulations to Chris C, winner of the March Prize Drawing for an Annual Premium Level Membership.

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Fabulous Beaded Eggs KAL

3-dimensional easy-to-knit eggs glistening with colorful beads

Get ready for the prettiest Easter egg hunt ever when you knit your own beaded eggs!

Fab Bead Eggs is a Faberge-inspired knitting pattern for beaded 3-dimensional egg shape whimsies.

Fab Bead Egg

Fab Bead Egg

These eggs do not pretend to approach the magnificence of true Faberge, yet you can take pride in them as your own little works of art. Undoubtedly, you’ll impress everyone with your bead-sparkly creativity. Besides, they are simply fun to knit and display.

Go to the Fabulous Beaded Eggs KAL page where you can get the pattern at your special membership level discount as described below.

Time-limited Offer for Paid Plans Members

As part of the benefits of paid level plans, the featured monthly KAL pattern is available to KnitHeartStrings Basic Level and Premium Level members as a FREE DOWNLOAD for a limited time during the KAL in the Knit-A-Longs area of the site.

Note to Premium level members: Check the Premium Area for your coupon code to deliver the featured KAL pattern free to your Ravelry library. Early access begins prior to the KAL opening date for other members, so be sure to check the Premium Area for new specials and bonuses often.

Time-limited Offer for Free Limited Content Members

Limited Content Level members get free access to all tutorials, tips & techniques articles. As a thank you for participating in the KAL, you also get 50% DISCOUNT off the featured monthly KAL pattern. Note: Discount period varies so please see details with dates announced for each KAL.

For even more savings and extra benefits, consider upgrading to a Basic or Premium paid plan.

Inviting you to knit along, learn along, and enjoy the making,

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Next Up KAL: Fabulous Beaded Eggs


3-dimensional easy-to-knit eggs glistening with colorful beads

Get ready for the prettiest Easter egg hunt ever when you knit your own beaded eggs!

Fab Bead Eggs is a Faberge-inspired knitting pattern for beaded 3-dimensional egg shape whimsies.

Fab Bead Egg

Fab Bead Egg

These eggs do not pretend to approach the magnificence of true Faberge, yet you can take pride in them as your own little works of art. Undoubtedly, you’ll impress everyone with your bead-sparkly creativity. Besides, they are simply fun to knit and display.

I’ll soon be posting the Beaded Egg KAL page where you can get the pattern at your special membership level discount described on the Knit-A-Longs page.

Previous KAL’s

If you missed previous knit-alongs, you can still take advantage of extra bonus FREE tutorials, tips & techniques articles in the blog archives at KnitHeartStrings.

Inviting you to knit along, learn along, and enjoy the making,

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February Prize Drawing – Enter and Win!

Make a Fab Bead Egg: pattern and supplies kit

Thanks to everyone for participating in the KnitHeartStrings KALs over the last few years. Your membership is truly appreciated. Here’s to another year of knitting fun together. The monthly prize drawings are part of the fun that is continuing in 2015. Here is the second prize to kick off the year. You could be this month’s lucky winner. Good luck!

March 1, 2015 Update: Congratulations to Judith McIntyre, winner of the February Prize Drawing for the Make a Fab Bead Egg pattern and supplies kit. This is the KAL project we will be knitting for March, which means Judith will be ready to go as soon as the mailman arrives! You can join us in knitting a Fab Bead Egg, too. Check out the Knit-A-Longs area for more information on the Beaded Egg KAL to be posted soon. I’ll also be posting the next Prize Drawing soon. Check back to see what you can win next!

Fab Bead Egg e-Pattern AND Supplies Pak for Fab Bead Egg

Win the pattern and all supplies to make a Fab Bead Egg.

Fab Bead Egg

Fab Bead Egg

Fab Bead Eggs is a Faberge inspired knitting pattern for beaded 3-dimensional egg shape whimsies.

These eggs do not pretend to approach the magnificence of true Faberge, yet you can take pride in them as your own little works of art. Undoubtedly, you’ll impress everyone with your bead-sparkly creativity. Besides, they are simply fun to knit and display.

The winner of the February prize drawing for the MAKE A FAB BEAD EGG Pattern and Supplies Kit will get their choice of any color combo of beads and yarn still in stock at time of drawing. Your prize even includes the upgrade option of quality no-lump polyfill stuffing for your Fab Bead Egg.

yarn and bead color combos for making Fab Bead Egg

yarn and bead color combos for making Fab Bead Egg

To Participate in the Make a Fab Bead Egg Giveaway

To enter the giveaway and earn extra entries in 4 different ways, see the Prize Giveaways page.

A random drawing will be made of all entries from Feb 1 – 28, 2015. I’ll announce the winner as soon as possible after that. I hope the winner will be YOU! Good luck.

Congratulations to Darlene Eddy, winner of the January Prize Drawing for the set of 2 Hearty Hearts Linen Jacquard Woven Towels. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! (which as you’ve probably guessed is our favorite holiday around here at HeartStrings)I’ll post the next Prize Drawing soon. Check back to see what you can win!

Prizes and Winners for previous drawings:         2013         2014         2015

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First Giveaways for 2015!

Thanks to everyone for participating in the KnitHeartStrings KALs over the last few years. Your membership is truly appreciated. Here’s to another year of knitting fun together.

Along with the Beyond BOBBOL series of bit-size KAL learning projects, monthly giveaways are part of the fun that is continuing in 2015.

To close out last year’s giveaways, congratulations go to Martha Dolbeer for winning the drawing of a Premium Level Membership. Since Martha is a current Premium Annual member, the prize extends her Annual Premium membership by another year.

January 2015 Giveaway – Hearty Hearts

Here is the first prize giveaway to kick off the year. You could be this month’s lucky winner.

Hearty Hearts 100% Linen Jacquard Woven Towels

Linen is special in a practical way. The naturally anti-bacterial fibers dry quickly, resist mildew and keep germs at bay.

The winner will receive 2 Hearty Hearts linen towels, one of each color blue and green. Each towel is approximately 20″ x 28″.

hearty-hearts-green-and-blue

These towels are attractive on both sides because the design is actually woven into the fabric rather than printed on. They will be sure to find many uses, e.g. in your kitchen, or as a lap towel while knitting/crocheting/spinning, or a tea tray cloth, etc.

hearty-hearts-linen-towel

Regular price $11.95 each. Additional towels are available in the KnitHeartStrings Store here.

To Participate in the Hearty Hearts Prize Giveaway

See how to enter the drawing on the Prize Giveaway page. Good luck!

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